"The New Three Stooges" was produced in 1965. It featured the animated adventures of Moe, Larry, & Curly Joe. The cartoons were introduced by live-action inserts with the real Stooges. These inserts were some of the only Stooges material ever filmed in color, and they also feature long-time Stooge collaberator Emil Sitka. "The Three Stooges - Color Craziness" is an hour feature comprised of these rare color Stooge comedy bits. You'll see the Stooges as wacky chefs, clueless contractors, zany dentists, and many more. They feature Moe Howard, Larry Fine, & "Curly" Joe Derita.
STARRING: Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe DeRita, Emil Sitka, Margaret Kerry, Jeffrey Maurer, Cary Brown, Tina Brown, Bill Brauer
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Norman Maurer
PRODUCER: Dick Brown
WRITER/DIRECTOR: Ed Bernds
October 18, 2007 Subject:
Delightful Color Stoogeness Compilation
This is a nice treat for those who enjoy the Stooges as much as I do, but don't particularly care for the cartoons these live-action wraparound segments were compiled from. Quality is generally pretty good, ranging from excellent to almost poor...the segements seem to alternate between excellent print quality to poor. I only give this four stars because...after downloading the MPEG2 version, burning a disc, and sitting down to watch it...I noticed a really major error which no one else seems to have noticed or commented upon:
The one segment with the Stooges wearing their old army uniforms is in here twice....It repeats itself right after the first time it plays, That's surprising the compiler of these color rarities hadn't even taken notice of when putting this together. Would be nice if a re-edit of this compilation was done and reuploaded here to remove the repeated segment.
Otherwise, aside from their one movie (Snow White & The Three Stooges) and the unsold tv pilot for "Kook's Tour" (which is surprising that's not here for download being in the public domain), this is the only time the Three Stooges were ever seen in color.
September 12, 2006 Subject:
Three Stooges Color Craziness
This is a rarity for sure. The Three Stooges look great in color as well. Someone was awfully considerate to have done all of this editing and compiling of all of the bits they did for the cartoon show into one collection. They were as funny as ever and Curly Joe DeRita fit in well in a spot previously taken by some hilarious guys (even though Joe Bessemer couldn't take that position for long). I suggest downloading the MPEG1 because it is very clear looking compared to the pixilated smaller size files. No sense in having to look at blurry images when there is a good looking version available right here; especially considering that the Three Stooges had never filmed their bits in color before (not counting their features). This is a treasure for all Three Stooges fans.
November 16, 2005 Subject:
Nice compilation editing -the sound is in sync!
The background music is great and the routines are funny as ever!! Here's a nice DVD to make for someone. Highly recommended!!